Family Friendly Activities on Siesta Key

Sea Shell Condos - Family Friendly Beach


You got the whole family along for the trip and now it is time to see what you can discover outside your Siesta Key condo rentals. Siesta Key hosts brilliant beaches for visitors venturing to the coast of Florida on a family vacation.

The beaches here offer the playgrounds and facilities for all ages. Below are some activities everyone can enjoy, from the young and rambunctious children to the grandparents.

Visiting Siesta Beach

Without a doubt, a top place to visit on Siesta Key for families is Siesta Beach. This facility packed beach park offers everything you need for a fun day in the sun, including restrooms, lifeguards, showers, and concessions right on the beach for refreshments to keep everyone going. Or bring your own cooler and enjoy a quick snack and drink in the picnic area.

Enjoy the shallow waters which are perfect for children and novice swimmers, as well the clean beautiful quartz white sand that stays cool to the touch. This beach is absolutely perfect for families and you’re sure to spend plenty of time here and in the nearby stores and restaurants in Siesta Village.

Segways, Scooter, and Karts on Siesta Key

You can traverse the side roads, head up by the beaches, and explore the nooks and crannies of this island paradise all from a scooter, a small road kart, a Segway, or all three. It’s a plethora of alternative motor vehicles, and a few top-tier rental providers deliver plenty of family-friendly fun.

A leading recreational vehicle rental agency is Robin Hood Rentals (5255 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242). You can seek out just about anything at Robin Hood, including scooters and small cars. The cars fit two and are available by the hour. The scooters are available for one or two. You can receive discounts for multiple rentals. You can also rent Segways at Robin Hood.

The team offers free helmets and free delivery to any of the local Siesta Key condo rentals. You can drive right out of your vacation condo without a hiccup in your vacation activities. Contact Robin Hood rentals for available rental equipment, price details, and reservations at (941) 554-4242.

Parasailing with the Family

Parasailing is easily the most rewarding way to see the widest span of Siesta Key in a short period of time for both children or adventurous adults. Parasailing excursions often last one or two hours. Riders can ride two-at-a-time, with some providers offering three seats. You are trailed through the air while sitting on a tight seat and tied to a harness. The harness is pulled by boat up along the island’s coast.

Siesta Key Watersports (1536 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231) is one of the most popular parasailing providers. They offer parasailing reservations every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For an additional option, contact Parasail Siesta (1250 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242) at 941-346-8200. The group specializes in offering laid-back and family-friendly parasailing adventures, as well as sunset cruises and dolphin boat tours.

It is important to remember that parasailing is different from paragliding. Paragliding is a free-guiding sail with no ground attachment, and it requires some skill and physical force to navigate the air funnels for velocity and aerial control.

Parasailing is completely attached to a boat. Some people mistake the two, thinking parasailing is far more challenging than it is.

People of virtually all ages can actually partake in this low-key and non-physical activity on Siesta Key. Simply buckle in, hold on and float the island coast.

Sea Shell Hunt at Turtle Beach Park

Turtle Beach Park is a sensational yet quaint beach area on Siesta Key. It earns its name by playing host to a record number of sea turtles who migrate to the beach to nest on its shores.

Visit from May to October for the highest chance to see nesting loggerheads and green sea turtles basking on the beaches. However, during the rest of the year, it’s a top destination for snorkeling, shell hunting, and swimming.

If you and the family pay enough attention at Turtle Beach, you may find a hidden alcove in the brush hiding land turtles or some local wildlife. This includes nesting shorebirds and smaller land mammals.

Turtle Beach Park is a wonderful place for seashell hunting. It also has a boat dock for water access. You can rent a boat at (CB’s Saltwater Outfitters (1249 Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242. Siesta Key Watersports is a fantastic source for charters by Turtle Beach or boat rentals. Contact the team ahead of time to request the presence of a licensed captain.

Contact us at 800-624-9276 for details regarding our Siesta Key condo rentals on the beach. Our rentals deliver an unforgettable Florida experience right on Crescent Beach near most of the fun and attractions that our island has to offer for families.


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6500 Midnight Pass Rd.
Sarasota, FL USA 34242-2507


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